I am married to a geek! My husband likes superheroes. My husband plays Magic the Gathering. My husband reads graphic novels. There is no doubt about it, he is a geek.
Now that being said, I am so beyond okay with this. In fact, after being together for 15 years, I can admit that I have found my inner geek because of him.
Now, I may not be the typical geek. I don’t read comics. I do have a couple graphic novels on my book shelf, but I have yet to read them. I am not first in line for superhero movies. In fact I have not seen a single X-men movie, nor have I seen the Avengers.
Some of you reading this might think, well then how are you a geek? What I have come to realize is that being a geek does not mean that you have the fit the Revenge of the Nerds stereotype of yesteryear. Being a geek means that you are into something that may not be mainstream. Or something that is maybe not thought of as what you should be into. And you don’t have to make apologies for it.
So I sit here before you telling you that I am a 41 year-old woman with three collectible Barbie’s on my bookshelf. All still in the box, unopened. I have an Alice Barbie from Twilight. And both a Katniss and Effie Barbie from The Hunger Games. I have a ridiculous love of Disneyland and most things Disney. I have a collection of Alice in Wonderland Disneyana and beyond. I currently have the Frozen soundtrack in the CD player in my car, and listened to it as recently as yesterday. I am a little enamored with Doctor Who. I have a tattoo of a rune from The Mortal Instruments book series. You get the point, right?
So, the way I see it everyone is a little bit of a geek. And why not. There is so much out there. Find your weird thing and embrace it. Let your freak flag fly, kids. Life is too short. I make no claims to be an uber-geek. Those of you that are, more power to you. Be happy!
Life is just a little bit better with a little geekiness in it.